Battery may be faulty, perhaps you can swap with another user to rule this out. Do the battery charge level lights on the back of the battery show a full charge? (Press the rounded square button on the back of the battery itself and note whether the 3 green leds light up or not) Has the battery been calibrated? (You will need the "toaster" style or the DT533A charger to do this). I assume that your battery is secure and properly seated, but try taping it down from the back side just to be sure it is snug. Don't use duct tape, just regular scotch style tape or blue masking tape. Also try laying on your back to hold the unit upside down and power it up. Check the small metal fins that mesh with the battery. They are right above the right side of the windows cert of auth sticker when turned as you would to read it. They are NOT all the same length, do not push or pull them, but if one is bent you may try to straighten it VERY carefully with very small tools. What happens if you unplug while up and running? How does the power jack feel when you insert or remove it? any looseness may indicate your trouble. A good tech can repair your trouble. Are you sure that you are not under warranty? HP still sells extended warranty for these machines. My original warranty expired in Sept and I bought extended warranty for another year. I'm in central MO if you are close by at all I would meet up and swap a batt for a minute for you. Also, you may get a lil more usability with a car cord if the problem cannot be resolved at all. Best of luck! I love my tc1100
and the older brother tc1000 as well. I have several of each.
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Sounds like the battery is dead, what does the Battery Charge indicator show, and will it stay on if you remove the charging lead?
A Factory Reset might cure this if the battery is showing fully charged with the power lead removed.
Hi! Hope this may serve as a hint. When power problem dooms to any electronic device needing battery operation we sometimes least assume that the battery life is near to its end. I mean its charging life has come to end. However, you can sometimes recycle it's life cycle by discharging fully and recharging fully without using it. Battery utility softwares can help monitor its life but cannot revive at all. Charging also using fast charger and or slow charger can help reactivate the battery cells. I personally experience, a gadget of mine its charging life is almost come to end and when I accidentally plug it on my laptop with 3.0 USB offline charging capability it somehow raise its life but not as good as it is. If the above doesn't work at all, it's time to change the battery pack. Goodluck!
It is probably the "Powersave" function that turns off the machine when it is only on battery power and is not being used for a certain length of time. Also if the batteries are not charged properly, the laptop will want to shut down as the power level is becoming critical. So there are two possibilites 1. change the Powersave function and/or 2. drain the batteries entirely and re-charge fully before using them. I have found that batteries work better when they are used entirely before recharging them, so I actually have the Powersave function turned-off. There is probably a Fujitsu Powersave facility that is integral to the laptop, in addition to the Windows one, whether the Fujitsu one controls the Windows one, I'm not sure.
I do not know if this will help your situation any or not. I purchased a used TC1000 for $35 (I just couldn't help myself, despite what the owner state was happening).
It would power on, but no Compaq POST.
Toshiba taught me a simple trick when I was having issues with my X205 gaming laptop. Basically, remove all power sources (including battery). Hold the power slider to the on position for 25 - 30 seconds. Then power back up. You have to discharge whatever electricity is in the board/ps otherwise I believe the MoBo senses additional charge/not enough charge and refuses to boot.
I did this and have had 25 successful boots in a row.
When the Batt is inserted and you are on AC power do you have a lit charge light? It's the one in the center of the three at the lower right when you are in landscape mode.
If your batt is at "end of mission" (**** up) then it's ability to hold and take a charge may be very limited. Calibrating the batt might help. You will need the toaster style charger.
If this is the issue, then the charge light may only stay on for a few seconds at a time when you first attach AC power, so be watching.
I could recommend a new batt (e-bay) if thats your only trouble. Nothing lasts forever. I'm in Missouri and will calibrate your batt if you want to mark it and ship it. Let me know.